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HMS Mission

To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease

Leadership

Barbara J. McNeil, MD
Acting Dean of the Harvard University Faculty of Medicine

HMS by the Numbers 2015-16

Total faculty 11,751
Tenured and tenure-track faculty on the HMS campus in 10 preclinical departments 151
Voting faculty on campus and at affiliates 5,686
Full-time faculty on campus and at affiliates 9,443
Nobel Prizes (cumulative) in Medicine or Physiology, Peace 9 prizes, 15 recipients
Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators (current) 37
National Academy of Medicine members (current) 147
National Academy of Sciences members (current) 68
Total MD students 710
Total PhD students 799
     MD-PhD students (included in MD and PhD counts)
     Basic Sciences 167
     Social Sciences 14
Total DMD students 142
Total MMSc students 141
Total DMSc students 32
Trainees (residents and postdoctoral fellows) 9,071

Students

Entering MD students, 2015:

MD (includes 14 MD–PhD students) 165

Applicants 6,113
Admitted 225 (3.7%)
Matriculated (includes 14 MD-PhD students) 165
Men 82 (50%)
Women 83 (50%)
Underrepresented in medicine (African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Mexican-American) 27 (16%)
Asian 57 (35%)

Entering PhD, DMD and MMSc students, 2015:

PhD 139
DMD 35
MMSc 58
DMSc 6

Additional joint-degree programs:
MD-MBA; MD-MPH; MD-MPP

Medical school alumni 9,850 (MD and MMSc degrees)

MD Financial Aid (Fiscal Year 2016)

Average scholarship $44,300
Annual unit loan $33,050 (entering students); $30,400 (2nd year students); $28,300 (3rd year students); $26,950 (4th year students)
Students receiving financial aid (excluding MD–PhD students) 75%
(2014-15) Students graduating with loans 110
(2014-15) Average loan debt at graduation $111,585
Range of debt (Class of 2015) $8,500–$282,144

Tuition and Fees (2015–2016)

Tuition $55,850
Fees $4,025

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Tuition $58,050
Fees $4,311

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Our Mission

To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease